We get together on the first -- occasionally the second -- Tuesday of the month, the eight of us. Ostensibly our purpose is hand-sewing, each on her own project. But many's the month that we do far more giggling and exclaiming than actual stitching. We've been together for three or four years now, ever since the first Tuesday in January that I hadn't put my Christmas things away and the house still looked nice and I invited a bunch of girlfriends in for a night of hand-sewing. People are seldom absent, for who doesn't need a monthly evening of hilarity?
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This is our second summer for a challenge and this year it is called "What Was I Thinking?"as in "What was I thinking when I bought this fabric?" Each participant (six of the eight of us) put some fabric in a brown paper bag and we switched them around, sight unseen. This happened at the May meeting. We have until the October meeting to do something with what we received.
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Kathleen took home two pieces of warm Kaffe Fasset orange tones and Bonnie got a nice piece of white with rows of international flags. Emily received two totally unrelated pieces of something or another and I forget what Honna ended up with but it was something she liked. Helen got my Mary Engelbreit (WHAT was I thinking?) and I brought home six half-yard pieces of fruits and vegetables.
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Last night I finalized my plan for the WWIT fabrics and did some cutting. Joe is out of town (out of state, actually) today and Honna is coming over to sew. WWIT will be my project for part of the day. Come the first Tuesday in October, I'll post a picture of the final outcome!